Kuehne Logistics University

Master of Science in Global Logistics | Part 1


Salmon · 2015 - 2017

Published: 5 November 2015 | by Salmon

Hello Everyone!

My name is Salmon Tangeni Kambunga and I am from Namibia. I am the oldest child in my family and I have four siblings. I completed my first degree in Business Administration in 2007 from The Polytechnic of Namibia. And I was fortunate enough to be offered employment at one of the local banks after graduating in 2008. In 2012, I enrolled for a postgraduate degree in logistics (honors) from The Polytechnic of Namibia and graduated in October 2014. I worked for the same bank for the past seven years, but resigned on July 31, 2015 to pursue my MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management at KLU.

Why did you decide to do a master’s degree?

I always wanted to get my master’s degree but due to the financial constraints I couldn’t do it right after getting my BSc. My parents were not able to pay for my master’s degree because they had to take care of my siblings, who were also in school. Now they are all done with their first degrees. Some are working and others are busy with their master’s degrees with the local universities. I thought this would be the right time to get the master’s degree I have been dreaming of. We should never forget that we are living in a competitive world where everything is moving at a rapid pace. To keep up with the pace, you need to upgrade your education. A bachelor’s degree is not good enough to compete in the international market. Even though I worked for the past seven years, my heart was never with the bank. I had to work because I had to support my family. I thought that continuing my studies was a good reason to leave the bank.

Why did you decide to do it at KLU? How did you hear about KLU?

I always wanted to do a unique master’s degree, one that could give me a competitive advantage over others and a qualification that could help me contribute to the economic development of my country. Thousands of universities around the globe offer degrees in the field of logistics, but to me KLU is the best. The university is located in Hamburg, and the Port of Hamburg is regarded as the gateway to the European market. And I wanted to be a product ‘Made in Germany’ – we all know that the market highly respects German products, which are sold everywhere in the world.

How was the application process?

To be honest with you, the KLU application process was the best so far. It allows you to go to the next step if something is missing. For example, I didn’t have my IELTS test results but I managed to apply and submit them later after. The staff handling the application was just the best; they are very professional and committed. They give feedback on time and update you on all the outstanding documents. “Hats off to them.”

How did the first days go?

The first day was just normal to me, since I had met some of my colleagues on a Hamburg tour before the semester start. We had lot of activities during the first six weeks, team building and some parties. Well, classes started and things started to get serious: assignments, presentation and exam preparation ... after all, it is school. It was really tough for me, since I also needed to adapt to new weather conditions and the educational system. But I will tell you all about that in my next post!

Regards,
Salmon

MSc in Global Logistics
Kuehne Logistics University

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